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Libya: Prime Minister Ali Zeidan back at work after being freed from kidnappers


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Libya: Prime Minister Ali Zeidan back at work after being freed from kidnappers

Libya’s prime minister has returned to work hours after being released from kidnappers.

Ali Zeidan had been seized at gunpoint by a militia, believed to be angry at the capture of an Al Qaeda suspect by US forces on Libyan territory.

At a cabinet meeting Zeidan sought to reassure other nationalities in the country:

“I would like to assure the foreigners here in Libya that what has just occurred was solely a result of complications within Libyan politics and foreigners are not targets.”

The militia earlier accused of the kidnapped, the Operations Room of Libya’s Revolutionaries, denied any part in it saying the had “no connection to the disappearance of the Prime Minister, Mr. Ali Zeidan”

The kidnap underlines the instability in Libya, two years after the Western-backed overthrow of Gaddafi.

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